'''Eastern Kentucky University''', commonly referred to as '''Eastern''' or '''EKU''', is a regional comprehensive institution located in Richmond, Kentucky|Richmond
. EKU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
- Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
It maintains branch campuses in Corbin, Kentucky|Corbin
, Hazard, Kentucky|Hazard
, Somerset, Kentucky|Somerset
, Danville, Kentucky|Danville
, Lancaster, Kentucky|Lancaster
, and Manchester, Kentucky|Manchester
; and offers more than 40 online undergraduate and graduate options.